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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator (D-Oregon), Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
General, if you’re responding to my question by not answering it because you think that’s a classified matter, that is certainly your right. We will continue to explore that because I believe this is something the American people have a right to know whether the NSA has ever collected or made plans to collect cell site information. I understand your answer, I’ll have additional questions on the next round.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
When I started serving on this committee two years ago, I determined early on that our surveillance laws needed reform. Since then, I have been proud to lead the fight, along with Senator Wyden and others. And now that more details of the NSA’s surveillance programs and their legal justifications have emerged, we are seeing a growing consensus, you see it here on this committee, that the status quo is unacceptable and that reforms are needed.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Udall: Is it the goal of the NSA to collect the phone records of all Americans? You talk about building a haystack and that you want the haystack to be the ultimate size. Alexander: I believe it is in the nation’s best interest to put all the phone records in a locked box. That we could search when the nation needs to do it. Yes. The way we do it, the way we comply would ensure better security for this nation.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Udall: In the spirit of transparency General, would you agree to declassify the whole history of the bulk collection program? Clapper: Not having read it, i would like to take it off the record. As a general premise, i think we are pushing transparency, and we will declassify as much as we can. I would rather read these documents and get some advice from general counsel about it. Udahl: My time is running out. I have many many more questions
Heather Childers
co-host, Fox & Friends First
FOXNEWSW 09/26/2013
…declassified documents say that the agency (NSA) tapped the overseas communications of senators Frank Church of Idaho and Howard Baker of Tennessee. This because the White House was worried that antiwar critics were being influenced by hostile foreign powers. It was called operation Minaret. According to the documents, other high-profile Americas, like Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, were also being watched. NSA documents do not say exactly who authorized the wiretapping.
Pam Brown
CNN national correspondent
CNNW 09/30/2013
This slide from a NSA PowerPoint presentation shows how analysts use software to create diagrams to chart a person’s social ties, locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information. According documents leaked by the former government contractor Eric Snowden.
Pam Brown
CNN national correspondent
CNNW 09/30/2013
The policy shift intended to help the agency “discover and track” when there is a link between an intelligence interest overseas and a U.S. citizen. The NSA can also draw on material from Facebook profiles, GPS location information, insurance information, property records and other public and commercial sources to better analyze Americans’ phone and email logs. Greenberg: Now we know from these leaks that this is how the government is operating, there is a much broader swath of people, Americans are included in the mix.
Bill Karins
substitute host, Way Too Early
MSNBCW 09/30/2013
More bombshell revolutions in the NSA spying scandal. New documents show the National Security Agency has been secretly gathering information on connections U.S. citizens have made on social media since November 2012. Here is what we know, massive amounts of data on phone calls and the e-mails have been collected by the NSA. This information can be used to pinpoint a person's exact location. Here’s the catch. It can also detect who a person is traveling with at any given time.
Chuck Grassley
U.S. Senator, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member
CSPAN2 10/02/2013
Even with all the checks and balances built into the system these kinds of errors can still occur. Even more unsettling other reports since July have suggested that there have been cases of intentional and willful misuse of intelligence authorities by NSA employees to spy on their spouses and neighbors.
Chuck Grassley
U.S. Senator, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member
CSPAN2 10/02/2013
these disclosures have created broader crisis of trust in the legitimacy of our intelligence gathering methods, generally. In my view, had these programs been more transparent from the start, this trust deficit that the American people have wouldn't be as severe as it is now.
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